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Old 28 January 2012, 11:47   #1
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Garmin 451s vs 551s (Does size matter!)

Hi All,

Just looking around for a plotter and the Garmin's 451 and 551 look great, so heres a stupid (or not so) question. Is it just screen size that is the difference, or is there something else for the circa 100 quid.

thanks for your help guys.

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Old 28 January 2012, 12:10   #2
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Just screen size. Don't forget with either you'll need the transducer to get the sonar facility.

If you PM me with the best price you've found I may be able to beat it! We can supply a wide range of Brand New electronics at very close to trade prices! All the Popular makes like Garmin, Raymarine, iCom, Hummingbird, etc.

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If you PM me with the best price you've found I may be able to beat it! We can supply a wide range of Brand New electronics at very close to trade prices! All the Popular makes like Garmin, Raymarine, iCom, Hummingbird, etc.

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Old 28 January 2012, 14:09   #4
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No sorry not yet.

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Get the biggest you can fit on, I have a 555s which is really good but any smaller and would be hard to see at speed - The only annoying thing about it is not being able to customise the data field boxes.
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I decided to get the 551 instead of the 441 and i'm very glad I did, when your bouncing around or entering a new port the extra bit of screen really helps.
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Nobody has ever said "D@mn, my GPS map is too big and easy to read".
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I have the Garmin 550 and am very happy with the unit. I would not like a smaller unit

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Guys thanks for the feedback, the bigger is the one for me then!! ;-)
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